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4 Return names and what they mean, for return for baby boys, listing 1-4.
Nehemiah .. Biblical: the prophet assigned to lead the Jews on their return to Jerusalem from exile in Babylon ..
Nestor .. Both meanings are related to the aged but vigorous king of Pilos, a character in Homer's "Iliad", who longed for the Trojan War to be finished so he could return to his home in Greece ..
Orestes .. Upon the king's return from the Trojan War, he was murdered by his wife, Clytemnestra, and her lover, Aegisthus ..
Orpheus .. The gods were so moved by his music that they agreed to her return on the condition that Orpheus not look back at her as he led her upward to the sky ..
Nestor is a commonly used name, while Nehemiah, Orestes and Orpheus are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
Yanai .. (Aramaic) "He will answer." ..
Kiran .. (Hindi, Sanskrit) "Beam of light."
Alan .. Popular in the Middle Ages, with a boom around the 1950s influenced by the popularity of actor Alan Ladd ..
Tarquin .. This event led to the downfall of the Tarquins and the change of elected consuls to rule Rome instead ..
Hooper .. Hoops are the metal circles used to bind barrels.
Milan .. In Hindi it is derived from a Sanskrit expression meaning "a coming together" ..
Barker .. In America, a barker is also someone who delivers a glib sales talk to attract customers.
Twyford .. (Old English) "Double river crossing." ..
Boyd .. Actor Boyd Gaines.
Dorian .. Literary: in Oscar Wilde's novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray", Dorian was granted the wish that he would retain perpetual youth and beauty ..
Rene .. (French) "Rebirth." ..
Gamaliel .. (Hebrew) "Recompense of God." ..
Hyman .. The name was traditionally added to an ill person's name in hope of recovery.
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